Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Colorado Beer News 020112

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Hula in the Coola Day, a day where everyone is encouraged to stash away their coats, scarves, gloves and thermal wear and put on their shorts, sunglasses and your best summer outfits and pretend you're in the heat of Summer and party! Cranking up the furnace can help with that. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, February 1st, 2012.

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RateBeer.com (Website) - The voters have spoken and two Colorado beer and food establishments were named as part of the Best Beer Restaurants 2012 by RateBeer.com. Choice City Butcher & Deli of Fort Collins hit the #6 spot in America and also Oskar Blues' Home Made Liquids & Solids of Longmont was also named in the short list of top American restaurants with exceptional beer and food offerings. Congrats to both businesses for their well deserved honors! Read the full list of the Best Beer Restaurants of 2012 on RateBeer.com.

5280 Magazine just posted their list of the Best Craft Beer Bars in Denver. Appearing in the list this year are: #1 Falling Rock Tap House, #2 Freshcraft, #3 Rackhouse Pub, #4 Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, and #5 Wazee Supper Club. Congrats to these fine establishments. See the full article on 5280.com.

The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) - Scott Beasley presents a great comedy night tonight: Thom Bullock, Cat Winston, and the amazing Sam Tallent to headline! Come on down at 7:30 to get a seat! 100 beers on tap plus great food as well.

Eddyline Brewing (Buena Vista) - Attention couples! Eddyline is hosting a special Valentine's Day Couple's Dinner all day long at their restaurant. For $44.99 you'll get a meal for two with 4-courses. Discounts on wine bottles and of course plenty of Eddyline beer available as well. Call them for reservations: (719) 966-6000. Located at: 926 S. Main Street in Buena Vista, CO.

Great Storm Brewing (Colo. Springs) - This new brewery is still in the planning stages but is looking for folks who would be interested in taking spent grain and hops. If you know someone looking for free livestock feed or compost material and is willing to come pick it up at their brewery, please have them contact them at: greatstormbrewing[at]comcast.net. The new brewery will open in early Spring 2012 at: 204 Mount View Lane #3, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. (NE Corner of Mount View Lane and Nevada Avenue).

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) just announced their special food and beer pairing to celebrate Valentine's Day. 7 courses for $30 per couple, starts at 6pm in the taproom on February 14th. They will close the taproom early for the event which is limited to 25 couples. Tickets can be purchased via online at Brown Paper Ticket.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Tonight at 7pm, ABC will be hosting their first week of Ultimate Champions of Poker. The games go until 9:45pm. Free to enter and prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd. $50 given out in all.Come to Arvada Beer and play some Texas Hold-em. $5 per pint and $1.25 for a 4 ounce taster during the play. Includes all taxes.

Meadery of the Rockies (Palisade) - Join Club Mead! Members receive two, four or six bottles of delicious mead every quarter – you choose the level of membership that fits you best. In order to join, you must have a shipping address in one of the states they can ship to, either directly or through Vinoshipper. Details on their web site.

Mountain Sun (Boulder) - Today officially kicks off STOUT MONTH at all three locations. The stouts are taking over most of the tap lines this month and new offerings will appear practically every day this month. Give in to the dark side and have a stout this month.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - The second release in their Twisted Pine Artisan Ale Project is happening at a special release party at Twisted Pine this Saturday, February 4th from 12pm to 9pm. This month's ale is Canis Lupulus, an Imperial India Black Ale. Live music by Steve Itterly in the evening also.

High Hops (Windsor) - Customers of The Windsor Gardener & High Hops - a reminder that all customer points will expired at the end of this month. If you haven't yet redeemed your points for discounts now is the time. Stop in before March 1st to redeem your points or they will be gone by March. Points are only redeemable between July 1st and February 29th.

Carver Brewing (Durango) - Snowdown festival is here and tonight Carver will be hosting their annual Polar Beer Plunge. Come probe the depths of their beer pool - and the limits of hypothermia as well - while bobbing for fabulous prizes. Must be 21+ to enter. The frigid fun starts tonight at 8:00pm on their "balmy" patio.

Pug Ryan's Brewery (Dillon) - Tonight it's $11.99 Prime Rib Night. Stop in for a slice of prime rib and a cold Dark Belgian Ale - served while it lasts.


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